Bulandshahr: The grieving family members of an Indian Army soldier who lost his life fighting terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of not taking enough steps to protect the soldiers.
The body of 22-year-old jawan Rahul Kumar, a soldier of the 23 Grenadier Regiment, reached his native village in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr on Tuesday morning.
"I raised him and admitted him to the military school. The government doesn't have strong rules for soldiers. They don't receive proper orders or weapons. They remain quiet. I have another son I am ready to sacrifice him and myself for the country," said Kumar's father.
"The government keeps saying that good days will come. Our good days have arrived. My brother died in 3 months after the new government took over. We should kill 100 soldiers from Pakistan in retaliation," said Kumar's brother.
The martyr's family is preparing for his final journey. Three jawans and five terrorists were killed in the Kupwara encounter, which is still underway.